Sumer is icumen in Summer has arrived
Lhude sing cuccu Loudly sing, cuckoo!
Groweþ sed The seed is growing
and bloweþ med and the meadow is blooming,
and springþ be wde nu And the wood is coming into leaf now,
Sing cuccu Sing, cuckoo!
Awe bleteþ after tomb The ewe is bleating after her lamb,
lhouþ after cal cu The cow is lowering after her calf;
Bulluc sterteþ The bullock is prancing,
bucks uerteþ The billy-goat farting,
murie sing cuccu Sing merrily, cuckoo!
Cuccu cuccu Cuckoo, cuckoo,
Wel singes þu cuccu You sing well, cuckoo,
ne swik þu nature nu Never stop now.
Sing cucc nu • Sing cuccu. Sing cuckoo, now; sing, cuckoo;
Sing cucc nu • Sing cuccu. Sing, cuckoo; sing, cuckoo, now!